Events

The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro

March 17, 2006 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Zachary M. Schrag, Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University and Discussant: David F. Garrison, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Brookings Greater Washington Research Program, Brookings Institution.

Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case

February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.
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Book Launch -- Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv

January 26, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Blair A. Ruble discussed his newest book that explores how migrants have shaped civic and political life in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv, all of which have histories of ethnic, racial, and language divisions.

Global Urban Poverty: Setting the Research Agenda

December 15, 2005 // 1:00am4:00am
Carole Rakodi Professor of International Urban Development, The University of Birmingham;Jorge Wilheim Former Deputy Secretary General of the UN Habitat II Conference (1996).

Urbanization and Health in Developing World Cities

December 02, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
After fading from the agenda over the past fifteen to twenty years, urban health is recapturing the attention of policy makers and international health advocates worldwide. With rapid rates of urbanization, cities are struggling to provide a host of services and infrastructure for old and new populations alike.

Representing Competing Identities in Postwar Mostar

November 16, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Emily Gunzburger Makas, PhD Candidate in History of Architecture and Urbanism, Cornell University

Divided Cities

August 31, 2005 // 10:30am5:00pm
In this workshop we explore the following: What is a divided or contested city? What are the core sources of conflict? What factors may promote peaceful co existence? What policies or interventions can promote harmony? Featuring presentations by A.C.Hepburn, University of Sunderland; H.V. Savitch, University of Louisville; Scott Bollens, University of California, Irvine; and Peter Marcuse, Columbia University.

The Role of the City in State Development: Maputo, Mozambique

June 07, 2005 // 12:00am
Richard Stren, University of Toronto;JM Lusugga Kironde, University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania);Davinder Lanba, Mazingira Institute (Kenya);Nansozie Muwanga, Makerere University (Uganda);Bernhard Weimer; German Technical Cooperation Agency (Mozambique);Mohamed Halfani, UN Habitat;Owen Crankshaw, South Africa;Robert Cameron, University of Cape Town.

Book Discussion--Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions

May 31, 2005 // 3:30pm5:00pm
A book discussion with author Aprodicio A. Laquian, University of British Columbia and Jeff Soule, American Planning Association.

Concepts of Immigration and Integration in Urban Areas

May 17, 2005 // 9:30am11:30am
Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University and Rhacel Parrenas, University of California Davis.

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Experts & Staff

  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Gabor Demszky // Global Fellow